Washburn is running on Sunday 12th March, see email below from Washburn committee:
Washburn is running this Sunday 12th February.
See below for details from Washburn committee.
We have set a date for the 2016 AGM, yes we are now in 2017 but due to various commitments it was not possible to hold the AGM at the end of the year. The date is Wednesday 1st February at 7.30pm and will be held at Ossett Cricket Club. As always we will supply supper in the form of pie & peas. The AGM is open to any club members and while there is a serious aspect to the meeting it is also a bit of a social evening as well.
There are several committee roles up for renewal this year and all members have been emailed with a list of positions that will be available.
Any member who wishes to stand for a position must apply by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org at least 21 days before the AGM, all nominations must be proposed and seconded by a club members.
Any member who wishes to propose a motion for discussion at the AGM must forward the motion to: email@example.com – any motion must be signed by 3 club members to be valid.
Good evening All, We hope you all had a great Christmas and Santa brought you lots of kayaking type presents.
Looking forward into 2017 we should have details of our AGM shortly – we have several vacancies on the committee coming up so we will be looking for some new faces to join us, all vacant roles will be published shortly along with details about nominating people etc.
This week will see both Pontefract and Batley baths sessions back to normal – please try to come along to one of the sessions and get some practice in the warmth of the pool.
We will also resume the Saturday white water training sessions on the Calder to get some of our newer members up to speed on the rivers. We will look to start the sessions on January 7th around 11.30/12pm for the next few weeks, anyone who requires to borrow boats or kit please get in touch by latest 7pm the Friday before: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also looking to promote slalom during 2017 – for anyone who is not sure what this is it is racing down a river in a kayak, weaving in and out of poles suspended above the water, the object being to get through the course as fast as possible without touching any of the poles as points are deducted for this.
There are many slalom events throughout the year for ALL abilities, these start with a very basic event on a lake through to Premiere division where the events are held on fast rivers and also man made courses such as Lee Valley – this is where the 2012 Olympic kayaking was held. All events are held over weekends at various locations around the country and most are also a bit of a social event as well where parents etc. can get involved with judging and generally helping out during the event.
All persons taking part in the events are ranked after the race and there are many medals and trophies handed out at each event.
Once you start attending the events there are also regional training sessions that run throughout the year at various locations and we will be attending some of these, as you progress you will be expected to attend several of the training sessions – most of the sessions are based on the water but there are also a couple of dry training sessions throughout the year where you are shown both the mental and physical aspects of slalom training.
Slalom is open to both adults and children. Anyone interested in getting into slalom please let me know so I can begin to get things organised: email@example.com
We will look to organise some river trips during the next few months – if anyone has any suggestions or favourites please let us know and we will try to organise: firstname.lastname@example.org
And finally if members have any ideas or suggestions for the club or events etc. please do not hesitate to get in touch with us – it is your club so please shout out and get involved.
PLEASE NOTE TRIPS AND TRAINING SESSIONS ARE ONLY OPEN TO CLUB MEMBERS.
PLEASE NOTE ALL RIVER TRIPS ARE ONLY OPEN TO PAID UP CLUB MEMBERS AND PARTICIPATION IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ORGANISER.
Today was the annual Tyne Tour whitewater race.
Photo’s can be viewed below:
Just a quick post to inform you all about activities this weekend.
It looks like Pugney’s will be closed for the 2016 season now as the lake is still green and not looking very inviting.
Saturday 5th we will run another whitewater training session on the Calder near Ossett starting at 12.30.
This is a beginners session and should be suitable for any member.
Anyone wishing to join MUST email me with their contact details and a list of all equipment required at address below:
Sunday 6th Mark will be running an intermediate river trip hopefully on the Lune, anyone wishing to attend this trip MUST email Mark at the address below and leave contact details along with any request for club equipment. Mark will then decide if you are at the correct level to paddle the river – Marks decision is final.
Full details have been emailed out to all club members about all the above.
PLEASE NOTE ANY RIVER TRIPS ARE ONLY OPEN TO FULLY PAID UP MEMBERS.
PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL TO ANY OTHER CLUB ADDRESS AS IT WILL NOT BE ANSWERED.
This coming weekend we are looking at a couple of paddles if people are interested:
Firstly on Saturday we are looking at a gentle paddle along the Calder around Ossett/Horbury, this will be suitable for just about any member as it is very gentle and the levels are very low, the plan for this will be to meet around 12.30pm and paddle for a couple of hours.
Secondly on Sunday we are looking at a more advanced paddle – we are unsure of the venue at the moment but are thinking possibly the Lune, Wharfe but at the moment the levels are very low, the Washburn is running on Sunday so this is another possible option. The Sunday trip will be an advanced trip and not suitable for beginners.
All trips are open to members only.
If you are interested in any trip this weekend please contact:
email@example.com and leave the following details:
Name, email address, mobile number and if you require any kit or boats.
Once we decide on the venue etc. the trip organiser will contact you with full details.
Normally we would try to give a little more notice but at the moment we are struggling to find rivers with enough water to paddle.